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try. This was a few weeks before the battle of Naseby; a few weeks after it he returned to the castle, but instead of having a noble army along with him, he was attended only by about a hundred men. Tutbury castle held out for the king after most of the other strongholds in Staffordshire had yielded to the parliament. But it was at last forced to yield also, and the victorious party razed the fortifications. It has remained a ruin ever since. The parts left are rather fine, but too scattered to allow it to be considered one of the most picturesque ruins. The massive keep was ruinous when Mary was a prisoner here: little now remains of the castle but one or two tower-like gateways and broken walls. A portion less injured and more inodern-looking than the rest is converted into a farm-house. The area enclosed by the buildings was about three acres ; and, from its position and the skilful manner in which the defensive portions were constructed, Tutbury castle was a place of uncommon strength. There was a moat around it, but it is now dry. The view from he keep is a very fine one.
The Dove flows onward a wider and rapid river, through pleasant and fertile meadows for the rest of its course.
It passes Eggington, whose heath is famous as the spot on which a fierce battle was fought between the Royalist and Commonwealth soldiers, when the latter were defeated and driven across the Trent. Just below Eggington, and nearly opposite Bladon Castle, a modern castellated building, more happy in its situation than in its architecture, the Dove joins
“The crystal Trent, for fords and fish renown'd.”.
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